Two-weeks until me and Brenda take over 🇹🇭🇹🇭! So stoked to be reunited with good friends! Spring break will be lit. I said goodbye to my friends two-months ago, I had no idea I would see some again so quickly!
It was a surreal moment, I was walking through the streets of Shinjuku when I realized this was the exact location where I said, "I can't wait to live here, give me a few more years." I remember that time I took that picture. I was going through difficult times. There were moments where giving up was the the #1 option. But look... just look right here, this is the result of not giving in, not giving up. This whole experience holds so much meaning. Just when I thought I was down and out, I got back up and turned my life around. There's still things I need to work on, but we're humans. All we can do is be better than the person we were yesterday. I hope you found some comfort in my post. I hope I gave you that motivation to continue to pursue whatever it is you want in life. This quote just fits how I'm feeling right now. " Don't give up, one day you'll look back and be glad you didn't." #InspirationofJapan#Asia#dreambecomesreality#trusttheprocess#believeinyourself#tokyo#asia#instatravel#travelgram#expat#livingabroad#protectyourdreams
Here is my story: It has been two-months since I left the states. This whole living overseas thing was a goal of mine after college. It was long overdue... It was suppose to happen so long ago. But obstacles got in the way, these obstacles stripped away my motivation, my goal --- my dream. Things look amazing on social media, but there's always a backstory. This means so much more than to travel. It's a rejuvenating feeling to start fresh and as I reflect today, I am so damn proud I didn't give up on this dream of mine. I am so glad I overcame these difficult, frustrating and traumatic moments in my life. That is all in the past now. It is nothing more than a memory. Living overseas is only temporary. I wanted to do this. I wanted it badly! I needed to do this for myself. I wanted to stay true to my words. And now here I am, learning a new language, experiencing a different culture, making human connections, and trying out a new hobby--- vlogging. A lot has change in two-months, I cannot wait to see what these next few months will teach me. To all my friends and family, thank you! Thank you for all your love, support. During times I didn't believe in myself... you all did. Thank you for reminding me to keep going. I am forever grateful for what you all have done. I'm not going to think too far ahead, but when this whole experience is done, I'm am so excited to come back to the states and finally get settled into a career. Let's just see where life takes us! I just know right now, this is where i am suppose to be, and this is where I want to be. I want all of you guys to remember, work at your own pace. Work on yourself and for yourself. Your journey cannot be compared to someone else. Do you and eventually you'll get to where you want to be in life. "No one said it will be easy, but will it be worth it? Yes." #reflection#livingabroad#inspirationofjapan#tokyo#japan#expat#contentcreator#goal#achieved#nevergiveuponyourdreams
Throwback Thursday goes to all of you guys. Family > everything. I think of you all everyday. I miss you guys more and more each day. Almost every morning, I start my day off by looking through these pictures. It helps me start my day off right. It helps me know that you all are with me every step of the way. I love you all. #onmymindeveryday#familyovereverything
Everything you see on Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook seem amazing and all. But the truth is, no one really shows you the downside of things. I'm currently in a new city in Japan and I just found out that I'm the only foreigner here. I feel isolated, lonely and disconnected. I know overtime, it'll get easier but it's so tough right now. And I knew it was going to happen. It was only a matter of time. So today might be cloudy but when I look at all these pictures, I have an instant motivation to continue this path that I have taken. Everybody is here in spirit, and that has definitely made things easier. I miss all of you guys! And I love you all.
Good to see you again ole buddy ole pal.
It has been an extremely busy week here. But I'm glad I got a chance to see my good-ole friend, Kento!
I met Kento during my years in college. Kento was a foreign exchange student from Osaka, Japan and studied in Chicago for a brief amount of time. Back in 2013, I visited Japan and Kento showed me around his hometown. He was an awesome host, he showed me a side of Japan that I have never seen before.
Fast forward to now and here we are. We plan on doing some hardcore traveling around Japan during vacation.
Below is a picture from 2013. #Nagoya#japan#tokyo#livingabroad#expat#travelgram#travelvlog#contentcreator#asia#asiatravels#instatravel#friends#internationalfriends